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Iris histrioides

Botanical Name: Iris histrioides (added by D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Hermodactyloides, Reticulata (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Common Names:

Reticulata iris (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Chromosome Count:

2n=16, 17 (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

General Description:

2"-3" (5-7cm) tall, with blue flowers (variable in depth of color) with a yellow ridge and spotting on the falls (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Distinguishing Features:


Preferred Habitat:



Estimated Zone 3-8 (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Native Range:

Turkey (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

North central Turkey around Amasya (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Specialty (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Sources Cited:

Info entered on 21-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:

See also the entry for Iris histrioides var. sophensis. (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

'Katharine Hodgkin' is a hybrid of I.histroides and I.winogradowii (Ulf Eliasson, 09-FEB-06)

Where to buy it:

Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery

SIGNA member!

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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